Trump impeachment defense team gets a last-minute makeover

Former President Donald Trump is making some last-minute changes to the legal team that will defend him at the upcoming Senate impeachment trial.

Breitbart reports that Trump has added new members to his legal defense team after several other members of the team decided to leave. 

The departures

It was over the weekend that outlets reported that several members of Trump’s impeachment trial defense team were bowing out.

One of the individuals who left was Butch Bowers, a South Carolina lawyer who Politico described as Trump’s “top impeachment lawyer.” He was joined by Deborah Barbier, another South Carolina lawyer.

CNN published a report of its own claiming that there were two other departures: Johnn Gasser and Greg Harris. These individuals also are reported to be South Carolina lawyers.

CNN provided some insight as to why these individuals suddenly decided to step down. The outlet writes:

A person familiar with the departures told CNN that Trump wanted the attorneys to argue there was mass election fraud and that the election was stolen from him rather than focus on the legality of convicting a president after he’s left office.

The additions

On Sunday, news outlets reported that Trump named new members to his defense team. The reports were based on an announcement that came from Trump’s newly established communications office.

“45th President Donald J. Trump today announced that highly respected trial lawyers David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor, Jr., will head his impeachment defense legal team, bringing national profiles and significant trial experience in high-profile cases to the effort,” the announcement reads.

According to the Epoch TimesSchoen is an attorney from Alabama and Castor is a former prosecutor from Pennsylvania.

Trump’s announcement included statements from both men. Schoen said that “it is an honor to represent the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, and the United States Constitution.” Castor added:

I consider it a privilege to represent the 45th President. The strength of our Constitution is about to be tested like never beofre in our history. It is strong and resilient. A document written for the ages, and it will triumph over partisanship yet again, and always.”

Looking ahead

Breitbart reports that the first legal filing for the Senate impeachment trial of Trump is Tuesday, while the trial itself is expected to get going during the week of February 8th.

Trump stands accused of inciting an insurrection, that is of being responsible for the riot that took place at the Capitol building on January 6th. The defense team is expected to make several strong arguments including that it is unconstitutional to impeach a former president.

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9 Responses

  1. so if trump is accused for incitment how about Obama, Kamala, Soros, blm, they burned buildings, incited hhow about biden taking money from chinese openly that does not count?
    Biden is doing such a horrible job under obama’s direction it will not surprise me that people including the suckers that voted for Biden will rebel in the near future.

    1. Trust me. They are running on a communist platform. First, the conservatives, then the other people they despise. They won’t need their votes any more and they will be laughing all the way to the bank!

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  3. I THINK IT IS A DIRTY SHAME WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS GOING THROUGH AND HE SHOULD BE OUR PRESIDENT. NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY THIS ELECTION WAS STOLEN AND THE ONLY WAY TO CORRECT IT IS TO HAVE VOTER ID AT VOTING TIME IN PERSON., THERE SHOULD ALSO BE AN ID INPERSON FOR THE MILITARY.

  4. THE ONES THAT HAVE DONE “EVIL”….THE BIBLES SAYS: “THEIR SIN WILL FIND THEM OUT!! WOE BE UNTO THEM!!

    1. Charlene, you need to say your prayers every day. I pray daily that the anti-Constitution politicians, their corrupt financiers, and their corrupt heathen censoring buddies on cable and on-line social media all suffer famine and ruin for the remainder of their days, and they shall forever NEVER dwell in the House of the LORD….

  5. I agree with all the other comments. President Trump should sue them and hold them accountable for his 4 years of seeing no peace during his Presidency.

  6. To begin with impeachment changes were made by kangaroo court . What happened to innocent till proven guilty. Trump was guilty and must always prove otherwise. I want to know when Obama and biden will be impeached. There is a double standard.

  7. It must have taken years of lying and manuvering to get us to this point of
    evil in our country. How come most people did not notice what was happening or what was coming?? How come there are still good Americans
    who are completely blind to the truth. They had to have been ignorant
    to have allowed things to get to this point. True, some are now just beginning to wake up, but still way too many are blindly defending Biden and all of the Liberals who are pushing our country into Communism. It isn’t easy to be forgiving people who have refused to listen to real news and who blindly followed those who were determined to never accept President Trump. They have been blinded by hatred, and ignorance, and now we are all paying the price. You really did not have to be a genius to know what was happening and to realize that we had to stop this madness and do whatever was needed to save our country. Too much complacency, refusing to get both sides of the news and believing the most fake media
    around. WAKE UP, not much time left for us to be strong and resist this
    big push into Communism. They will all rue the day when they realize what they have thrown away. We were the envy of all countries, now we are being laughed at or pitied. Do NOT allow these selfish people that are only in the government to make themselves rich and bring the rest of us down.
    Let’s vote them out and demand REAL ELECTIONS without fraud or cheating. Take your blinders off, and realize who you are allowing to govern us. You didn’t like Trump’s personality but did not notice he was one of the few people who was looking after our interest and our country,
    he raised us up in all things, and you knocked him out and watched while
    others attacked him and blamed him for every thing… yet refused to give him the credit for all the good things and wonderful changes he made on
    our behalf. You are so happy to now have someone who has no clue what
    he’s turning our country into. He’s smart enough to have made himself and his family wealthy, but had no ethics or integrity and didn’t care how many
    people’s lives he was ruining by taking away their livelihood. Never gave it a thought, destroyed millions of jobs with the stroke of his pen.
    That’s what the people are now so happy about ??? REALLY:????
    Their happiness will not last long and they will end up wishing they had been smarter and wiser, they will know they are responsible for ruining the best country in the world. IS it already TOO LATE ???? It doesn’t have to
    be if you start informing yourself with the truth.

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